Congratulations on the publication of THE DAWN AND ITS LIGHT by Piper CJ publishing today with Bloom Books!

An addictive fantasy romance from TikTok sensation Piper CJ, and the explosive finale to The Night and Its Moon. Nox and Amaris must fight once and for all to protect their people, their future, and each other.

All that remains…

If Nox and Amaris are ever to have the life together they’ve always hoped for, they will have to use all the power and strength within them to protect their continent. When powerful enemies from Sulgrave wielding unspeakable access to magic threaten to shatter their world for good, they must join with Raascot’s military, the reevers, and an unlikely ally from the mountains to have any hope of saving their kingdoms. Together, their forces press north across deadly wastelands, facing unknowable threats, impossible battles…and new questions of what their fate truly holds.

Their entire lives have been building toward this moment. Caught between faith and frenzy, questions and identity, love and lust, past and present, Nox and Amaris must fight once and for all to protect their people, their future, and each other.


“With this gripping grand finale, bestseller CJ steers her The Night and Its Moon romantic fantasy series to a powerful conclusion (after The Gloom Between Stars). Nox, queen of both Farehold and Raascot, and her love, Amaris, long to be together. However, they and their compatriots in battle­—Gadriel, Ash, Tanith, and Yazlyn, among others—are a little preoccupied with trying to stay alive and unite a fractured culture as war erupts between humans, fae, and monsters. Alliances are tested and the warriors wonder whom to trust—even while frequently dissembling themselves. CJ’s plot takes some dizzying twists and turns, inflicting seemingly fatal injuries on each of the key players as the story progresses and providing some unexpected resurrections and demises throughout. Multiple romantic pairings—new and established, straight and queer—get their time in the spotlight, but the sense of imminent danger never abates. Series fans will not be disappointed.” – Publishers Weekly

From USA Today bestselling author and TikTok sensation Piper CJ comes the first in a standalone dark romantasy duology about a vengeful princess’s descent into becoming the mother of monsters. Discover the origins of demons and darkness and uncover the twisted politics behind the sprawling, bloody continent in the Villains books – set in Piper’s beloved The Night and Its Moon universe.

Piper CJ has an M.A. in Folklore and a B.A. in Broadcasting. She is the author of the USA Today and Barnes & Noble bestselling adult fantasy series THE NIGHT AND IT’S MOON (Bloom Books), and a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. When she isn’t playing with her dogs, Arrow and Applesauce, she’s making TikToks for her 1 million plus followers, studying fairytales, or creating worlds.‌

Piper is jointly represented by Carolyn Forde and Alexandra D’Amico.